Midwest ProCase - Event Analysis


David Seifert and Staff
Director of College Scouting

On Tuesday, June 21st, the PBR Illinois staff traveled to Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, to host the PBR ProCase - Midwest. This event served as a kick off to identifying the top prospects in the 2023 draft class along with select 2022 prospects from Midwest states like Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. With the MLB draft in July, this was one of the first events of the summer that turned pro scouts' attention directly toward the 2023 class.

To view a complete roster and stats from the event, CLICK HERE.

Last week we took a quick look at some top performances from the event, and today we release full scouting reports on all players in attendance.

Scouting Reports (Listed Alphabetically)

Alexander Alicea, St. Thomas More (WI), 2023 - Louisville commit
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds. Compact frame. Strong, athletic-bodied.
Hit: SH. Tall, slightly open stance. Small leg lift trigger. Hands above ears. Short quick stride. LHH- Wide, crouched slightly closed setup. Closed stride. High hands. More power from the left side. Stays inside the ball. Sprayed line drives from the left side.
Power: 86.4 max exit velocity, averaged 75.6 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short, quick, repeatable arm action. Accuracy to first. Quick field-to-throw transfer.
Defense: Defends well, plays low with athletic, polished actions on the dirt.
Run: 6.54 runner in the 60. Easy. Quick acceleration to top speed.

Brayden Bakes, Huntley (IL), 2023 - Wichita State commit
Positional Profile: OF The top position player at this year’s ProCase, Bakes raked, both in BP and during live at-bats.
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Physical frame. Wide shoulders. Strength throughout.
Hit: LHH. Wide, crouched open setup. Toe tap trigger. Controlled, short stride. Late violence to swing. Compact swing. Power profile. Produced consistent hard contact.
Power: 99.5 max exit velocity, averaged 91.3 mph. 389’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 86 mph. Average arm strength, plays above with compact transfer and good on-line carry to target for plus accuracy.
Defense: Compact transfer.
Run: 6.67 runner in the 60. Power runner. Gains ground.

Adam Behrens, Warren Township (IL), 2023 - Arizona State commit
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-3, 190-pounds.
Delivery: Side step windup. Tall and fall delivery with lower to moderate effort.. Quick glove tap.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm circle. High 3/4 slot.
FB: T87.8, 85.8-87.4 mph. Average late life through the zone. T2148, 2018 average rpm.
CB: 72.0-74.3 mph. Fair action and control. T2231, 2163 average rpm.
SL: 75.6-78.1 mph. Tightly spun, harder breaker, better action than CB. Thrown in the top of the zone. T2098, 2019 average rpm.
CH: 74-75 mph. Slows arm slightly. Slight fading action. T1694, 1694 average rpm.

Thomas Burns, Hortonville (WI), 2023 - Arizona State commit
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-4, 195-pounds, long levered.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery. Stays in line.
Arm Action: RH. Over the top slot.
FB: T89.9, 87.8-89.2 mph. Straight with low spin, below average lateral life. T2190, 1894 average rpm.
CB: 73.5-73.9 mph. Tendency to back up. Flashed 11/5 action, solid depth at times. T1924, 1751 average rpm.
SL: 75-76 mph. Tightly spun. Thrown at arm speed. Lateral action. T1715, 1715 average rpm.
CH: 73-74 mph. Slows arm down slightly. Flashed depth. Developing feel. T1467, 1467 average rpm.

Jaden Correa, De La Salle (IL), 2023 - Nebraska commit
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-1, 176-pounds. Wiry athletic build. Long limbs.
Hit: RHH. Tall, even setup. Closed, quick stride. Hands even with ears. Loose swing. Controlled the barrel with line drives to all fields.
Power: 98.5 max exit velocity, averaged 88.1 mph. 356’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Short repeatable arm action, played average. Accuracy/carry to bag. 3/4 slot.
Defense: Athletic actions, quick feet.
Run: 6.83 runner in the 60. Upright runner.

Thomas Curry, Arrowhead (WI), 2023 - Missouri commit
Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-0, 215-pounds. Physical build, mature strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow slightly closed setup. Short, quick stride. High hands. Controlled foot strike. Strength to compact swing that produced hard contact to pullside.
Power: 102.2 max exit velocity, averaged 93.6 mph. 380’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 82 mph. Plus arm with carry to bag. Quick, strong arm. Over the top slot. Downhill plane.
Defense: 1.82-1.91 pop times. Showed his bet pop from his knees.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60. Forward lean.

Ryan Karst, Brookfield East (WI), 2022 - Illinois-Chicago commit
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-3, 225-pounds. Large frame, strong mature build.
Delivery: Clean delivery, methodical windup.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm from a 3/4 slot.
FB: T93.7, 90.3-92.7 mph. Hard sinking action at times. T2606, 2339 average rpm.
CB: 76.2-80.5 mph. Short late action. Flashed above average with more of a slider shape.. T2578, 2349 average rpm.
CUT: Lateral movement. Slows arm slightly. Repeatable.

JT Kelenic, Catholic Memorial (WI), 2023 - Grand Canyon commit
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-4, 200-pounds. Tall, strong bodied. Broad shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Slight knee bend. Narrow, even setup. Hands start below ears. Quick short stride. Short, choppy swing.
Power: 93.7 max exit velocity, averaged 84.4 mph. 332’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Big arm loop. Carry to home. Over the top slot.
Defense: Long footwork, covers ground, corner outfield profile.
Run: 6.81 runner in the 60. Slower start, maintained good top end speed.

Dominic Kibler, New Berlin West (WI), 2023 - Kent State commit
Positional Profile: C One of the top position players at this year’s ProCase.
Body: 5-8, 180-pounds. Compact frame. Strong lower half.
Hit: LHH. Tall, open setup. Hands above ears. Slight dive stride. Balanced aggressive foot strike. Consistent contact during live AB’s, loud single to right field and a long home run to right center among his live at-bats.
Power: 99.3 max exit velocity, averaged 88.6 mph. 348’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Quick arm.
Defense: 1.95-2.03 pop times. Short footwork, quick transfer. Worked rushed and under at times.
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60. Long strides. Gains ground.

Trevor Lee, East Ridge (MN), 2023 - Wichita State commit
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-5, 225-pounds. Tall with strong lower half.
Delivery: Methodical windup. Tall and fall delivery. Higher effort arm with more control than command.
Arm Action: LH. Lower 3/4 slot. Whippy arm.
FB: T90.3, 87.8-89.8 mph. Plus life down in the zone. T1991, 1873 average rpm.
CB: 75.0-76.7 mph. Sharp 11/5 break. Thrown for strikes and good depth. Buckler at times with late action and tight spin. T2537, 2321 average rpm.
CH: 80.5-81.2 mph. Developing feel. Flashed late fade and depth. T1477, 1465 average rpm.

Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow setup. Hands start low, gradually rise up through load. Quick, aggressive stride to closed.
Power: 89.5 max exit velocity, averaged 74.8 mph. 326’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 89 mph. Low 3/4 slot. Hard tail to target. Whippy.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60. Upright. Long strides.

Josh McDevitt, Effingham (IL), 2023 - Missouri commit
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds.
Delivery: Loads into back hip. Controlled, inline stride. Repeatable strike thrower with moderate effort.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 slot. Quick arm, ball comes out of the hand really well.
FB: T91.6, 90.3-91.3 mph. Filled the zone, with slight running action. T2302, 2165 average rpm.
CB: 72.6-74.1 mph. Tendency to back up. Flashed 11/5 action. Up and down break. T2479, 2306 average rpm.
CH: 80.5-80.7 mph. Consistent strikes. Slight fading action. T1481, 1351 average rpm.

Michael Miller, Saint Thomas Academy (MN), 2023 - Ohio State commit
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-4, 210-pounds.
Delivery: Quick yet segmented over the head windup. Drop and drive delivery. Strides slightly closed.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm from a lower 3/4 slot.
FB: T90.3, 88.1-89.8 mph. Life through the zone. Two-seam shows sink. T2344, 2244 average rpm.
CB: 77.7-79.8 mph. Plus curveball, hard breaker with tight spin. T2823, 2618 average rpm.
CH: 78-80 mph. Slight speed difference. Flashed fade. T1910, 1910 average rpm.

Keenan Mork, River Falls (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Wiry, athletic build.
Delivery: High effort, tall and fall delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Full arm path to 3/4 release.
FB: T90.2, 89.3-90.0 mph. Sinking action. T2002, 1907 average rpm.
CB: 78-79 mph. Developing feel. Flashed 11/5 action. T2241, 2241 average rpm.
SL: 76.1-79.6 mph. Sharp with short break, flashing average quality on a pro scale. T2438, 2253 average rpm.
CH: Flashed in warm-ups with late fade and depth.

Isaac Morton, Spring Lake Park (MN), 2023 - Texas A&M commit
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds. Projectable frame.
Delivery: Athletic mover Stays upright. Long stride. Tends to get out of sync.
Arm Action: RH. Loose whippy arm, ball jumps out of the hand from a high 3/4 slot but lower release point just above the ear.
FB: T91.5, 88.2-91.2 mph. Slight arm side run. Jumped out of his hand. T2322, 2203 average rpm.
CB: 73.2-76.0 mph. Tends to get under it. Miss is up. Flashed sharp 11/5 action. T2438, 2238 average rpm.
CH: 85.4-85.5 mph. Gets under it. Flashed fade.T1560, 1494 average rpm.
CUT: 83-84 mph. Horizontal movement. Flashed feel. Tighter break.

Brayden Olson, Saint Croix Falls (WI), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP with upside on the mound.
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery. Worked quickly.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action on full path to 3/4 release point.
FB: T91.6, 89.9-91.3 mph. Sinking action, low spin. T2051, 1814 average rpm.
CB: 68.7-73.1 mph. Flashed back up action. 11/5 break. Slows delivery down a bit. T2309, 2170 average rpm.
CH: 78.6-81.8 mph. Thrown at arm speed. Late fading action. Thrown for strikes, mixed in well working off of fastball. T1739, 1665 average rpm.

TJ Schuyler, Antioch (IL), 2023 - Indiana commit
Positional Profile: C/RHP Impressed as both a pitcher and catcher at the ProCase.
Body: 6-2, 205-pounds. Physical frame. Strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Tall, wide setup. High left lift trigger. Short, quick stride. Hands load behind ears. Uppercut swing. Top hand dominant swing.
Power: 99.1 max exit velocity, averaged 89.8 mph. 378’ max distance. Near average power to pull side.
Arm: RH. C - 83 mph. Plus arm strength and quick release.
Defense: 1.78-1.85 pop times.
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. Forward lean. Athletic stride. Moderate effort.

Delivery: Drop and drive delivery.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 slot. Clean arm action, full path..
FB: T87.9, 85.5-87.3 mph. Sinking action. T1968, 1847 average rpm.
SL: 74.2-76.6 mph. Played up with his ability to repeat and consistently land in the zone. T2263, 2102 average rpm.
CH: 78.5-78.8 mph. Thrown at arm speed. Change of speed. Late fade. T1584, 1536 average rpm.

Jarron Thompson, Waubonsie Valley (IL), 2023 - Missouri commit
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-0, 188-pounds. Wiry athletic build.
Delivery: Quick windup. Strides slightly open.
Arm Action: RH. Low 3/4 slot. Loose arm with some upside.
FB: T88.5, 86.0-87.7 mph. Plus arm side run with below average control of movement. T2173, 1985 average rpm.
CB: 71.6-73.1 mph. Showed feel with fair bite and control. T2123, 1966 average rpm.
CH: 80-81 mph. Flashed fade. T1587, 1587 average rpm.

Dominic Voegele, Columbia (IL), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/SS Uncommitted prospect with some upside, excelled on the mound.
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Skinny frame. Long limbs.
Delivery: Methodical windup. Turns into back hip. Gets down the mound. Good extension and direction to home. Low effort.
Arm Action: RH. Long, continuous arm circle. High 3/4 release point.
FB: T91.3, 88.8-90.9 mph. Life through the zone. T2079, 1931 average rpm.
CB: 74.5-76.2 mph. Above average with sharp 11/5 action. Feel for the zone, thrown for strikes. T2651, 2433 average rpm.
SL: 76-77 mph. More horizontal break. Slurvey type movement. T2126, 2126 average rpm.
CH: 83.4-85.0 mph. Thrown at arm speed. Slight change of speed. Slight fading action. T1671, 1626 average rpm.

Hit: RHH. Crouched, open stance. Leg lift trigger to closed foot strike. Hands below ears. Preset hands. Loose, line drive swing. Flashed pullside pop.
Power: 94.5 max exit velocity, averaged 86.9 mph. 354’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Quick arm circle. Accuracy to bag.
Run: 6.68 runner in the 60. Long, athletic strides.

Blake Wolters, Mahomet Seymour (IL), 2023 - Purdue commit
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-4, 200-pounds. Tall athletic frame.
Delivery: Rigid delivery, stays upright with high leg kick. Drop and drive delivery.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot. Arm stabs down. Long path in back, loose out front.
FB: T93.6, 90.0-92.4 mph. Straight. Life through the zone. Occasional cut. T2371, 2275 average rpm.
CB: 70.5-71.9 mph. Tendency to back up. Flashed 11/5 movement. Developing feel. Slowed arm. T2316, 2155 average rpm.
SL: 80.3-82.5 mph. Tight, flashed average.. T2611, 2535 average rpm.
CH: Slight speed difference. Flashed late depth.

Jake Zitella, St. Charles East (IL), 2023 - Illinois commit
Positional Profile: 3B
Body: 5-11, 195-pounds. Strong lower half. Strength throughout. Broad shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Tall, even stance. Hands ear level. Vertical barrel tilt. Combines an aggressive weight transfer, strength, length and a big swing to produce plus raw power to his pull side. Hits the ball out front.
Power: 103.9 max exit velocity, averaged 95.5 mph. 385’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Fast arm. Small arm circle. 3/4 slot.
Defense: Athletic actions.
Run: 7.00 runner in the 60. Flared feet. Long strides.

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